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AMD CodeAnalyst Performance Analyzer for Windows Version 3.2 has a revamped profile session settings, allowing the capture of CPU and memory utilization for a timeline display.

The new overview display should make an easier starting point for analyzing profile data, with short summaries and clickable links to the detailed data.

OpenCl performance information is now available for profiles performed from modules using the AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) SDK with OpenCL™ Support. The timeline shows the API calls, kernel events, and data transfer events next to CPU utilization, memory utilization, and GPU utilization. There are also tabulated views of aggregated OpenCL API information, for quick navigation to the API calls of interest.

Version 3.2 also includes bug fixes.

3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD System Monitor Version
« on: April 13, 2011, 10:45:39 PM »
Download here, AMD forgot to update the changelog...

btw this tool exposes all SUMO GPUs

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<!-- Mobile APU Devices -->
      <!-- Rows 1-3 -->
      <GPU RadeonHDModel="6620G" DeviceId="9641" MinMainMemoryClock="667" MaxMainMemoryClock="800" MinGraphicsEngine="400" MaxGraphicsEngine="500" />
      <GPU RadeonHDModel="6620G" DeviceId="9641" MinMainMemoryClock="667" MaxMainMemoryClock="667" MinGraphicsEngine="400" MaxGraphicsEngine="500" />
      <!-- Rows 4-5 -->
      <GPU RadeonHDModel="6520G" DeviceId="9647" MinMainMemoryClock="667" MaxMainMemoryClock="800" MinGraphicsEngine="400" MaxGraphicsEngine="440" />
      <GPU RadeonHDModel="6520G" DeviceId="9647" MinMainMemoryClock="667" MaxMainMemoryClock="667" MinGraphicsEngine="400" MaxGraphicsEngine="440" />
      <!-- Rows 6-7 -->
      <GPU RadeonHDModel="6480G" DeviceId="9648" MinMainMemoryClock="667" MaxMainMemoryClock="800" MinGraphicsEngine="400" MaxGraphicsEngine="500" />
      <GPU RadeonHDModel="6480G" DeviceId="9648" MinMainMemoryClock="667" MaxMainMemoryClock="667" MinGraphicsEngine="400" MaxGraphicsEngine="500" />
      <!-- Row 8 -->
      <GPU RadeonHDModel="6380G" DeviceId="9643" MinMainMemoryClock="667" MaxMainMemoryClock="667" MinGraphicsEngine="400" MaxGraphicsEngine="500" />

      <!-- Desktop APU Devices -->
      <GPU RadeonHDModel="HD6370D" DeviceId="9642" />
      <GPU RadeonHDModel="HD6410D" DeviceId="9644" />
      <GPU RadeonHDModel="HD6530D" DeviceId="964A" />
      <GPU RadeonHDModel="HD6550D" DeviceId="9640" />

3D-Tech News Around The Web / HDMI Audio on NVIDIA GPUs version 1.4
« on: April 13, 2011, 05:06:07 PM »
This document attempts to describe everything you need to know about configuring audio-over-HDMI on recent NVIDIA GPUs and chipsets. A fair level of detail is provided, in an attempt to fully explain everything, rather than hiding useful details.

For brevity, the phrase GPU below includes both GPUs on standalone graphics cards, and GPUs integrated within chipsets. The phrase GPU specifically covers only NVIDIA GPUs, and never includes GPUs from other manufacturers. In some cases, chipsets and GPUs may be explicitly discussed separately due to differing feature sets.

For brevity, this document discusses HDMI audio. However, everything herein applies equally to Display Port, and in many cases also DVI ports when connected to an HDMI port on the display device.

The references to a "monitor" within this document apply equally to any device capable of receiving an HDMI signal containing an audio signal. In particular, an A/V receiver with an HDMI input may be used to receive the HDMI signal, process just the audio portion of the signal, and either ignore the video portion completely, or pass that video on to a display device.

Revision History
Added item to Issues In Alsa describing a problem on some chipsets which causes blank video unless audio is playing.

Today Microsoft previewed the next version of Internet Explorer 10 at MIX11 in Las Vegas.  Dean Hachamovitch, Corporate Vice President, Internet Explorer was joined on stage by Steven Sinofsky, President, Windows and Windows Live Division.  They showed a variety of new IE10 and HTML5 demos.  Most notable was IE10 running on the next version of Windows which supports the ARM architecture (as announced by Microsoft during CES this year).  This demo was powered by the NVIDIA Tegra superchip. You can take a look at the demo here (you’ll want to start at about 2:03:00 in):

The first Platform Preview of IE10 is available for download immediately (and features great new GPU accelerated HTML5 previews at

The next-generation of Microsoft Windows and IE10 running on Tegra offers a compelling glimpse of things to come.  Stay tuned for future announcements.

Source: NVIDIA blog

You can watch the video in VLC etc. using this link

3D-Tech News Around The Web / Qualcomm Adreno SDK (v2.2.0) released
« on: April 12, 2011, 05:36:07 PM »
Qualcomm released
Adreno SDK (v2.2.0)
Adreno Profiler (v2.4)
Adreno 200 Performance Optimization: OpenGL ES Tips and Tricks

This update includes new demos

News from Epic Games - April 2011 UDK Beta released
April 11, 2011 – Epic Games, Inc. has released the April 2011 UDK Beta, the latest version of the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), the free edition of Unreal Engine 3 that provides access to the award-winning toolset used in blockbuster video games, 3D visualizations, digital films and more.

Epic is committed to providing the UDK community with regular software releases at no charge, and the latest beta is available now at

Download here

Issues Resolved in Build 2342
FurMark* application error: "FurMark requires an OpenGL 2.0 compliant graphics controller startup failed"

Added support of Adreno 200 mobile GPU.
Unigine-powered OilRush, a naval strategy game running on a Macbook
Hang on, the moment when both Mac OS X and iOS versions of Unigine will be available for licensing is coming very, very near.

Full changelog here

3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD jumps on the Android bandwagon
« on: April 11, 2011, 05:11:31 PM »
VR-Zone noticed that AMD's Linux Base Graphics team is looking for Android Driver Development engineers.

3D-Tech News Around The Web / OpenGL Extensions Viewer 3.36
« on: April 10, 2011, 09:01:44 PM »
OpenGL Extensions Viewer
Release 3.36 (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 03:21:38 GMT)
Beta MacOSX 10.7 support with OpenGL 3.2 detection. Updated database.

3D-Tech News Around The Web / Bullet 2.78 released
« on: April 09, 2011, 09:02:02 AM »
New in Bullet 2.78

          Fracture and glueing demo that can break or glue child shapes of a btCompoundShape
           when certain impulse thresholds are exceeded.
           See Bullet/Demos/FractureDemo

          Breakable constraints, based on an applied impulse threshold.
           See Bullet/Demos/ConstraintDemos

          Improved binary .bullet file format with soft body serialization and
           See Bullet/Demos/SerializeDemo

          Polyhedral contact clipping and optional separating axis test (SAT) as alternative to
           GJK/EPA and incremental contact manifold, for btPolyhedralConvexShape derived shapes
           such as btConvexHullShape
           See Demos/InternalEdgeDemo

          OpenCL and DirectCompute cloth simulation improvements: GPU kernels for capsule
           collision detection and OpenCL-OpenGL interop
           See Demos/OpenCLClothDemoand Demos/DX11ClothDemo

          Speculative/predictive contact constraints as a method to perform continuous collision
           See Demos/CcdPhysicsDemo

No precompiled binaries yet...

3D-Tech News Around The Web / TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.5.3
« on: April 09, 2011, 05:49:22 AM »

Filename: GPU-Z.0.5.3.exe
MD5 Hash: 62CB4FA6F9C46C56DAAE0D4EAEAB6667 ...

GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.

Please note: Some versions of McAfee Antivirus report a "Generic!Artemis" infection. This is a McAfee specific false positive, GPU-Z is not infected with any virus/trojan.

Revision History

    Added support for AMD Radeon HD 6790, FirePro V5800
    Added support for GeForce GT 555M, GTX 540M, G315M, Quadro FX 600, FX 2800M, Quadro 4000
    Fixed GeForce GTX 590 release date
    Added support for voltage controllers VT1556, uP6266, uP6218
    Added VDDCI measurement on CHL8228 based ATI cards
    Added capability to show sensors in TechPowerUp OSD Server
    Fixed several crashes and resource leaks

3D-Tech News Around The Web / 2011 Unreal Engine 3 Features Trailer
« on: April 07, 2011, 07:19:51 PM »
See the latest UE3 has to offer, from high-end DirectX 11 features to handy mobile game development tools.

3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD APP SDK V2.4 released
« on: April 07, 2011, 05:19:07 PM »
What’s New in AMD APP SDK V2.4

    Improved OpenCL runtime performance:
        Zero copy transfer of data between CPU and GPU for APUs (Windows only)
        Improved PCIe transfer speed
        Improved kernel launch times
    Support for AMD A-series devices
    Support for:
        AMD C-30 Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 6250 graphics card
        AMD C-50 Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 6250 graphics card
        AMD E-240 Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics card
        AMD E-350 Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics card
        AMD Radeon™ HD 6670 graphics card
        AMD Radeon™ HD 6570 graphics card
        AMD Radeon™ HD 6450 graphics card
    Support for CPU/x86 images (Enables the support for image formats, as described in the Khronos OpenCL Specification, to be run on the x86 CPU)
    Support for cl_khr_fp64 on the CPU.
    Cached reads (-fno-alias)
    Binary image format improvements
    DXVA buffer sharing
    FFT performance improvements
    Uninstallation of SDK 2.4 or its components is now done through the Catalyst Install Manager (CIM). See the Installation Notes for a description of the procedure.
    For the AMD APP Profiler v2.2:
        Support for OpenCL™ application summary
        Support for profiling with AMD Radeon™ HD6900 series GPUs (requires AMD APP SDK v2.4 and AMD Catalyst 11.2 or newer)
        Improved Session List Explorer
        Improved user documentation (now also accessible online in Documentation)
    For the AMD APP KernelAnalyzer v1.8:
        Support for AMD Catalyst 11.1 – 11.3
        Support for setting the OpenCL compiler build options
        Improved analysis for AMD Radeon™ HD 6970 graphics cards
        Support for displaying x86 assembly code
    Commencing with Catalyst 11.3, the AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) OpenCL runtime is included in the GPU drivers. More frequent updates to the run-time may be obtained by updating the drivers.

Same old OpenGL/OpenCL binaries as in 11.4 preview, just a bunch of new device IDs.

HD6790 hotfixes: Linux / XP

DriverVer=03/09/2011, 8.840.0.0000
"AMD Radeon HD 6400 Series" = ati2mtag_NI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6770
"AMD Radeon HD 6450" = ati2mtag_NI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6779
"AMD Radeon HD 6500 Series" = ati2mtag_NI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6759
"AMD Radeon HD 6600 Series" = ati2mtag_NI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6758
"AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series" = ati2mtag_NI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_673E
"AMD Radeon HD 6990" = ati2mtag_NICayman, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_671D

EDG 11.4 XP
EDG 11.4 Seven/Vista


;----------1103231826-8.84-110309a-115579C-EDG Direct
DriverVer=03/09/2011, 8.840.0.0000
"AMD Radeon HD 6250 Graphics" = ati2mtag_Wrestler, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9804
"AMD Radeon HD 6250 Graphics " = ati2mtag_Wrestler, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9805
"AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics" = ati2mtag_Wrestler, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9802
"AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics " = ati2mtag_Wrestler, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9803
"ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400" = ati2mtag_M72, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_94C9
"ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series" = ati2mtag_RS880M, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9712
"ATI RADEON E2400" = ati2mtag_M72, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_94CB
"ATI RADEON E4690" = ati2mtag_M9x, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9491
"ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics" = ati2mtag_RS780M, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9612
"ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics " = ati2mtag_RS780, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9615
"ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series" = ati2mtag_Evergreen, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68B8

Mali GPUs Linux Device Drivers r2p1-05rel1 released - 01 April 2011
Enjoy the latest open source release r2p1-05rel1 of the Mali GPUs Linux Kernel Device Drivers under GPLv2 license. Happy hacking and as always submit you feedback to the Mali forums.

Mali GPU Performance Analysis Tool v3.0 Alpha1 released - 25 March 2011
Download the alpha1 release of the Mali GPU Performance Analysis Tool version 3.0 to analyze and optimize the performance of graphics applications on Mali GPUs. Submit your feedback to the Mali forums as usual.

3D-Tech News Around The Web / Fraps 3.4.1
« on: April 02, 2011, 03:05:42 PM »
Fraps 3.4.1 - 2nd Apr 2011
- Fixed crash when starting Fraps for some users
- Fixed hotkeys not being detected when modifier keys held
- Fixed keys getting stuck when used by both the game and Fraps

The Blender Foundation is uploading the first release candidates for Blender 2.57 right now. Enjoy!

Ton Roosendaal writes:

Hi all,

    We’re now publishing release candidates for the first official non-beta 2.5 version:

    Reports on issues can be discussed in IRC – #blendercoders – or by posting a report in the bug tracker.

Don't get confused, they forgot to update the version numbers in the installer and compiled binaries  ::)

3D-Tech News Around The Web / AMD GPUPerfStudio 2.5.469
« on: March 31, 2011, 08:59:22 PM »
Download here

Release Notes - GPU PerfStudio 2


Server machine:
  - Win7  or Vista (32bit or 64bit)
  - ATI Radeon HD 2000 Series or newer graphics card.
  - ATI Catalyst 9.11 or newer

Client Machine:
  - Win7, Vista, or XP SP2 (32bit or 64bit)
  - Microsoft .NET framework 3.5

Compatible API versions:
  - DX10
  - DX10.1
  - DX11
  - OpenGL 3.0

On Win7/Vista, you must turn User Account Control (UAC) off
 (Start->Control Panel->User Accounts).

You must close any application which is trying to access port 80
 (i.e. Skype) or change the port used.

Installation Instructions
1. Extract the zip file into any directory you wish to run GPU PerfStudio 2 from. You can relocate GPU PerfStudio 2 easily by copying or moving the directory.
GPU Perfstudio 2 does not install anything by default into the registry.

Using GPUPerfStudio 2
A limited introduction can be found in the GPU PerfStudio 2 client help file. To see the client help start GPUPerfClient.exe and press the F1 key.

Known Issues

The GPU PerfStudio 2 Knowledge Base can be found here:

Seven / Vista

DriverVer=03/09/2011, 8.840.0.0000
"AMD Radeon HD 6400 Series" = ati2mtag_NI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6770
"AMD Radeon HD 6450" = ati2mtag_NI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6779
"AMD Radeon HD 6500 Series" = ati2mtag_NI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6759
"AMD Radeon HD 6600 Series" = ati2mtag_NI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6758
"AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series" = ati2mtag_NI, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_673E
"AMD Radeon HD 6990" = ati2mtag_NICayman, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_671D

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